Healthy eating and plenty of exercise are the building blocks of a healthy lifestyle. We have to give these things the attention they deserve in the winter too. The cold weather means that we have a little less energy and prefer to stay nice and snug indoors. Plus there’s a reduced range of fresh fruit and vegetables compared with the summer, say.
Ask the children if anyone has been on winter sports holiday and, if anyone has, how they liked it. What winter sports have they tried, on their holidays or at home, and what did they enjoy most?
Introduce the children to the dos and don’ts of sport and eating by playing the Winter Fun Puzzle. There are 13 questions to answer. The letters in the box shown spell the word we are looking for.